questions on quail. Size of cages... ratio,...(update on Question)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Country Living Farm, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    The cages I am looking at are 20X20x18. I was planning on putting 3 hens to one roo in it. Do you think that will work?

    Tks

    This is what I am thinking about using. I have one local for 80 bucks I was thinking if I built it, it would cost that much.

    http://www.bird-supplies.net/breeders-quad-king-cage.htm

    Also, If I build something larger, can I put say 20 hens with 5 roos or is that a bad idea.
     
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  2. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20x20 will work for 3 hens and a roo
    This is what i am using i build it for the cost of the HW cloth and 5 2x4's
    there are 2 sections each section had 4 pens each pen is 2'x2'x1' with a peice of tin over the top on a slant to keep the water off


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  3. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how many birds do you have in a 2x2 cage?

    cheers youri.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WHAT TYPE OF QUAIL? I ASK BECAUSE IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE...
     
  5. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Texas A&M and other Cornix...
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those Cages You Should Be Ok With 4-5 Birds Total/ Cage Only 1 Roo, The Rest Hens.
     
  7. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how many birds do you have in a 2x2 cage?

    cheers youri.

    4 hens and a roo if im in a pinch for space i add a hen until i can free up some space
     
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  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Are quail best kept on the wire or on litter? And nice setup, that must have taken alot of time to build!
     
  9. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:For me they are best kept on wire that keeps problems to a min. it took about 2 hours to cut the wire and put the cages together and about another 2 hours building the stand and putting the tin on top and the lights and waterer i just did over time but realy not that bad
     
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Thank you. I have made the wire cages for my rabbits, but I didn't build stands. I hung them from rafters in the rabbit barn.
     

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